Located in Savannah’s popular City Market, the American Prohibition Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. Highlighting an era of gangsters, rum runners, and flappers, the museum brings the Roaring Twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. Featuring 21st century technology and immersive displays, the museum takes guests on a journey through the past to the early 1900s when anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and America’s struggle with alcohol was brought to light.
“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” – Humphrey Bogart
Alcohol was outlawed and drinking was kept on the hush-hush; but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. At Congress Street Up, the museum’s twenties-era speakeasy, you’ll enjoy delicious craft cocktails served with a side of history. All cocktails, beers, and wines can trace their origins back to prohibition and you can learn to make them yourself by reserving a private cocktail class.
“Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.” – Al Capone
209 W. St. Julian Street, Savannah GA 31401.
Located next to Ellis Square in the City Market and just blocks away from Robinson Parking Garage.
Open 364 days a year (Closed St. Patrick’s Day)
April 1 – July 31: 10:00am-6:00pm with last entry at 5:15pm
Aug 1- March 31: 10:00am to 5:00pm with last admittance at 4:15pm
Guests of all ages are allowed in the museum during all operating hours, but photo ID is required at the door to receive a wristband for admittance to the Speakeasy. Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted in the Speakeasy.
Reservations are not required.
Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.
Approximately 1 hour.
Metered parking is available on the street. Free parking is offered through Old Town Trolley with a trolley ticket purchase.
4-12 yrs. of age. Children 3 yrs. of age and younger are free.